Ante América | Referentes

The section, that presents historical works that broke paradigms in the history of art, seeks to rescue Ante América, a collective exhibition curated in 1992 by Gerardo Mosquera, Carolina Ponce de León and Rachel Weiss, and organized by the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango of the Banco de la República. Gabriela Rangel, writer, researcher and curator of this component of ARTBO | Fair proposes to activate the memory of this exhibition in order to put it in correspondence —as a palimpsest— with works by contemporary artists from the hemisphere, placing Bogotá as the center of this story, thirty years after the commemoration of the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America.

Gabriela Rangel, curator of Two-stage Ante América for the Referentes section of ARTBO | Fair 2022, and María Wills, director of the Arts and Other Collections Unit of the Banco de la República, talk with the curators of the 1992 exhibition.

Saturday, October 29
3:00 p. m. - 4:00 p. m. 
Corferias (Avenida La Esperanza with Carrera 39)
Free admission


Carolina Ponce de León, Gerardo Mosquera and Rachel Weiss



Curators of Ante América (1992, Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá).

María Wills



Curator and art historian. Director of the Arts and Other Collections Unit of the Banco de la República.

Gabriela Rangel

Gabriela Rangel



Independent curator and researcher based in Brooklyn, New York. She recently served as Artistic Director of Malba, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2019-2021). From 2004 to 2019 she was Director of Visual Arts and Chief Curator at Americas Society in New York. She holds an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson), an M.A. in Media and Communication Studies from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas) and Film Studies from the Escuela Internacional de Cine de San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba).

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